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My 2 Years off Social Media

15 May
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My husband and I put together a beat tape of some of our recent instrumentals, including everything from Hip Hop, R&B, Space Age, Electro Trap, Ambient beats and more!
We have also put up a few record dig hauls and a cook up episode where we sample a record and make a beat! Visit QQ Beats YouTube Channel HERE
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What to look for next!
I recently did styling for a music video called “Set It Off” for hip hop artist Blueprint. The music video releases May 22nd. After that I will release my styling vlog, documenting some of my work on the wardrobe plus behind the scenes footage!!!
Speaking of that video, I customized the prisoner costume by painting numbers on the chest. You may notice that they are indeed the date of the release, 52218. Anyhow, I also did a tutorial on how to do this on your own clothing! Learn how to customize your clothes with fabric paint HERE!
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I cannot wait for the video to release! This was such a great project to work on!
I can just feel you welcoming me back 😉
xo,
A. Roze
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How to Thrift Shop like a Pro!

15 May

For quite a while now I’ve only been wearing things that I made, or bought at a thrift shop. Not because I can’t buy retail, but I love the thrill of treasure hunting, finding unique pieces, recycling and helping an organization that is doing good for the community- everybody wins!

I’ve heard it all- “thrift stores are dirty”, “I never find anything good”, “I can’t find my size”… but trust me, you CAN have a great time and find something you’ll love! Here’s my personal guide to having a great thrifting experience.

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Thrift Haul + Tips. $50, 1 Hour! (Video Here) Continue reading

“Our Struggle” Poem by A. Roze

20 Jan

I will record audio of this poem shortly. But I wanted to go ahead and release this now. I feel like there is someone who needs to read it.

Thank you for my struggle.

The opportunity it brings is like no other.

The growth that comes starts from inside.

At first there’s pain when emotions collide,

But when the pieces begin to fit together,

I understand why you sent the bad weather.

You know I’m not the type who’d rather a handout,

So you give me an experience to make me stand out.

Make me humble like you are,

Make me strong like you are,

Make me deep like you are,

Make me understanding like you are.

You never have to prove anything to anyone.

Because you are in everything and everyone.

And yet when you are disregarded and denied,

You still never lose yourself as The Most High.

So why should I..

Feel less, feel regret, feel like there is no way to clean up this mess..

When really, could I..

Feel blessed by the best, feel loved, since I know my struggle represents

Your way,

Only way,

I got

To say,

No way,

I can’t,

Be brave,

No shame,

I have,

To pray,

On page,

Relate,

Replay,

Repay,

Repent.

Can’t Forget

The struggle

of Yahweh.

~A. Rozier

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Earthpaste Review (Natural Toothpaste)

1 Jan

Happy New Year everyone! I’m starting the year off with a video review of the natural toothpaste, Redmond Earthpaste.

I have been using it for a few weeks now. I got it on eBay for about $11 (including shipping) for two 4 oz tubes in the Wintergreen flavor. It ranges from $3.99-$5.99 in stores and online.

The ingredients are:

Purified Water

Food Grade Redmond Clay

Xylitol

Wintergreen Essential Oil

Menthol

Redmond Real Sea Salt

Tea Tree Oil

More importantly, there is NO: Glycerin, Fluoride,  Artificial Coloring, Foaming Agents.

The consistency is much different than “regular” toothpaste. It isn’t gritty like you may think clay is, but smooth and slick. There are no foaming agents, so I found I had to use more of it than I did with regular toothpaste.

The clean: I feel a MUCH better clean with Earthpaste than with regular toothpaste!! It leaves your teeth super slick, and naturally clean. Not like other toothpaste that has sort of a sugary, minty, gritty feel. You may not even notice that your toothpaste tastes like that until you try something different. For example, you know how orange juice tastes weird after you brush? Earthpaste makes orange juice taste normal LOL!

And my awesome tip for you is… Use it as a face wash! It leaves your face felling super clean and naturally fresh!

Overall, I definitely recommend this product!

*This product may contain trace amounts of naturally occurring lead. This product may not be appropriate for consumption by children or pregnant women.

*This review is not sponsored.

~A.Roze

A Second Chance

17 Nov

My husband and I have been blessed again with a beautiful baby. This time around there were no health problems or complications. We said hello to a healthy 9 pound baby boy on September 18th.

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About 8 months pregnant with the blanket I made for our son.              Elisha Cypher King Rozier

I didn’t share my pregnancy online until I was about 8 months along. My reclusiveness was out of fear, honestly. Fear that it was too good to be true. It really did not fully register that he would be here. That he would be real. After the loss of one child, the ability to accept the blessing of another is complicated. It was in my subconscious not to get my hopes up, in case something went wrong. I was already preparing for the worst. There was also a feeling of guilt. Like I was somehow forgetting or ungrateful for our daughter Areli because we had moved on. Like we were replacing her. Well, that just wasn’t true at all. But it’s funny how your emotions can fool your brain into thinking something is true when your mind/spirit is trying to protect itself. Continue reading

“My King” Poem by A. Roze

19 Jul

He’s a fighter,

he’s a writer,

He’s a caller,

He’s a scholar,

He has passion,

Words to action,

Humble in his ways.

He’s a teacher,

He’s a leader,

He’s a doer,

a believer,

He’s a lion,

Road to Zion,

I’d follow him any day.

Full of love,

He builds me up,

Always learnin’,

Keeps me yearnin’,

Builds a fire,

Makes it higher,

Turns a spark into a blaze.

Gives me hope,

The world will know,

Someone who cares

Is still out there,

My King, don’t you ever change.

~A. Rozier

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Styling a Hip Hop Period Piece. BTS of Planet Asia’s Music Video “Mystique”

3 Nov

I LOVE period pieces! I also LOVE hip hop! This music video was an awesome collaboration of seemingly different worlds. And yet it all flows very cleanly. I’m very happy to have worked on the wardrobe, and with some awesome people!

When Varras Tower (the director) approached me about this project, he initially asked about making the costumes from scratch. Of course my immediate concern was time and budget. A period piece set in the 1890s requires a lot of attention to detail on the wardrobe. We were faced with the dilemma of having looks that were authentic to the period, but still in budget and fitting to Varras’ vision. We decided on an original Victorian look with a pinch of goth and a dash of steampunk. The game plan being to purchase and rent reproduction costumes, mixed with some vintage items that I had in my collection, and a few of my hand made accessories to complete the looks.

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